RoofersCoffeeShop.com Welcomes American WeatherStar

RoofersCoffeeShop.com Welcomes American WeatherStar™   Roofing professionals are invited to register for American WeatherStar’s free, two-day FAST (Fluid-applied Systems Techniques) Academy, November 16-17 to gain a competitive advantage in commercial roofing. RoofersCoffeeShop.com, the place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business is pleased to welcome American WeatherStar.  A leading supplier of high-quality, […]

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Many ‘Roof’ Leaks Are Caused by Mechanical Equipment

BY STEVEN A. MANDZIK, RRC, CDT As the in-house roof consultant in charge of more than 12 million square feet of roofing for a large property owner, I’ve had the advantage of managing the same roofs for many years. My associate and I have walked each of 400 roofs yearly to review their condition, specify […]

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Roof Inspections: Checklist and Information

Steve Fountaine, owner of Premiere Works, has some great advice on why roof inspections are so important.   Performing regular roof inspections with a detailed checklist can lower your overall repair and replacement costs by 45% and extend the life of your commercial roof from 13 years to 25 years. Most commercial roofs should be inspected […]

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Not All Fluid-Applied Roof Coatings Are Equal

Choose wisely when “Bigfoot” shows up. “Many of you may remember the old United McGill Corp. “Bigfoot” ad. It featured a Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue) look alike—except he was a lot bigger and meaner—tromping over the company’s metal walkway system. Besides his big feet, he was armed with a huge toolbox. Presumably, it was filled […]

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New York Coatings Giants Take The Field

Jeff DeFranco-American WeatherStar Roof Coating

By:  Stephanie Marie Chizik, Coatings Pro Magazine DeFranco’s Team That’s what CEO, President, and certified football coach Jeff DeFranco calls his 20-person coatings crew from N.Y. State Industrial Coatings Inc. The 30-person company follows several of his philosophies. A sense of a team, developed safety culture, and a complex game plan to exceed the customer’s […]

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Why Roof Maintenance is Problem Prevention

When it comes to your roof, an out of sight out of mind mentality can be dangerous. Roofs have one main purpose, to protect us and our assets. Like everything else we use and depend on daily , roofs need maintenance to stay strong and efficient. The article below, from RSI, puts the cost of […]

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Do Your Past Commercial Projects Qualify for an Unused Tax Deduction?

  IRS Section 179D has permitted qualifying buildings to receive tax deductions for energy efficiency since 2006. In general, roofing professionals have been unaware of this tax break and, as a result, have not taken advantage of it. Here’s a look at the 179D tax deduction, some reasons why it has been overlooked, and, most […]

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